I’ve always loved pallet art ever since its first started popping up on Pinterest. I have a whole Pinterest board full of pallet projects. The possibilities with pallets are endless. I finally decided to make a mudroom pallet sign.
First thing I did was open a word document and put in words that I thought represented my family. I am a bit of a font snob so I went to my font board and figured out which fonts I liked then applied them to the words I had picked. I played with the font size and printed samples until I had one that fit to the pallet size.
I cut around all the words, leaving a generous space and taped them together. Some phrases were 3 printed pages.
The pallets I had were left over from the mudroom reno we did. (I will be posting this DIY later this month). Initially when I tried to take the pallets apart I used a hammer and crowbar. With disastrous results and much frustration I found this link on how to remove the boards with a sawzall. I’m definitely not one too shy away from power tools so taking the pallets of part was a lot of fun. I used 7 pieces plus two smaller ones for the back to hold them together. And used the circular saw to make sure all of the pallets are the length I wanted.
Partially because I’m cheap, partially because I’m lazy and mostly because I didn’t want to lose my crafting mojo I scavenged the garage for screws. I think this part took longer then taking the pallets apart.
This next part was the biggest pain and I still have no idea how I could have done it easier. (If anyone has any suggestions PLEASE leave them in the comments below!!) So I put the phrase on the board, traced over it with a pen to indent the wood. Once the wood was indented I went over it with a pencil. I repeated this for each word……it took a looooonnnnnngggggg time….
I got an old tin pie tray and some of the kids small paint brushes and set off to work. I did two coats on each phrase.